Visual Arts Workshop

Botanical Drawing – Festive Winter Branches
with Dorota Haber-Lehigh ~ [email protected]
Second Saturday of the month | December 11 | 1pm-4pm

via Zoom | Zoom link will be sent the day before the workshop
Tuition $45

Celebrate winter by creating a festive botanical drawing taking inspiration from winter fruit, foliage, or branches with the guidance of botanical artist Dorota Haber-Lehigh. You may work in your sketchbook, paper of your choice, or perhaps, create a winter-themed holiday card. Although Haber-Lehigh will demonstrate techniques realistically, individual styles are encouraged and celebrated.

Dorota Haber-Lehigh is an artist, educator, and naturalist with a passion for plants of the Pacific Northwest. Born in Poland, Dorota loves foraging berries, mushroom hunting, field sketching, and collecting specimens. Dorota holds a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists in London. She also has degrees in Art and International Studies focusing on indigenous cultures and a master’s degree in teaching. She is a member of Oregon Botanical Artists, Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the American Society of Botanical Artists. Recently Dorota was an Artist in Residence at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  Dorota exhibits and teaches drawing regionally. Dorota is interested in the healing power of plants and nature and enjoys drawing plants that have medicinal properties. She has authored two ethnobotanical coloring books: “ABC of Native Plants of the Coastal PNW” and “Native Berries of the Coastal PNW. In 2019 she completed a commission of 25 illustrations of Native Plants for the Columbia Memorial Hospital. Her website is

Gather a few samples of festive winter foliage. It is preferred to use live specimens rather than working from photographs
Sketchbook of your choice — Good quality drawing paper — Choose one of the following
White Paper – Stonehenge Aqua hot press, 140 pound or walnut ink-stained paper.
• Fluid 100 hot press, 140 pound with walnut ink.
• Brown or gray surfaces – Toned Tan Sketchbook  or Toned Gray Sketchbook paper by Strathmore or Mixed Media toned tan by

• Pencil (either H or F)
• Kneaded eraser
• A hand-held pencil sharpener, such as Alvin Brass Bullet

Set of artist’s quality colored pencils:
Prismacolor Premier, Faber Castell Polychrome, Pable by Caran d’ache, or Derwent Colorsoft